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Dem Rep Waters: ‘We Need the Facts’ In Order to Impeach Trump, and I’ll Work to Get Them Until He’s Impeached

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “MSNBC Live,” Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) denied that she had called for the president’s impeachment in a tweet that said, “The President is a liar, his actions are contemptible, & I’m going to fight everyday until he’s impeached.” And then stated, “We need the facts in order to do the impeachment, and I’m going to work every day to try and help get those facts, and to reveal them, to the republic, to our public, until, of course, impeachment is taking place.”

Waters was asked about her impeachment tweet and what impeachable offenses Trump has committed.

She responded, “Well, you know, our intelligence agencies have already confirmed that the Russians did hack into the DNC, and to many of us, who had to have our telephone numbers changed, etc. And so, the question becomes, was there collusion, did this campaign, this president, and his campaign and/or allies, collude with the Russians in doing the hacking and undermining our democracy? We know that Putin hated Hillary, that they worked, in some ways, to try and support Trump, to get elected. They got what they want. we know that Tillerson, for example, who’s never been in government before, who came from Exxon, negotiated a multibillion-dollar deal with Putin to drill in the Arctic. And so, we have enough information that leads us to, I think, a credible investigation to find out whether or not there was collusion and whether or not an oil deal is involved with all of this.”

When asked if calls for impeachment should wait until those questions are answered, Waters answered, “I have not called for impeachment.”

Anchor Craig Melvin then pointed out that her tweet said, “I’m going to fight everyday until he’s impeached.” Waters countered, “Yeah, but here’s what I said, here’s what I’ve said, I’ve said that we need to connect the information. We need to connect the dots. We need the facts in order to do the impeachment, and I’m going to work every day to try and help get those facts, and to reveal them, to the republic, to our public, until, of course, impeachment is taking place.”

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